I swear by this program; it has literally changed the way I work on my Mac. I'm going to try to explain it below, but you just have to use it to understand; it's incredible. If you hate taking your hands off the keyboard to open things or navigate through folders, check this out, you won't be sorry. http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/ The premise is that you give LaunchBar folders with stuff you access a lot (applications, certain document folders, etc.) and it catalogues them in its own index. To use it, you hit apple-space on the keyboard and type in an abbreviated form of the name of what you're looking for: e.g. Internet Explorer becomes "IE", Mail is short enough to be "Mail", Photoshop 7 becomes "P7". As you type in the abbreviation, LB narrows down what it thinks you're looking for and highlights it. Hit enter, and it launches it. This program has eliminated most of the dock icons I used to keep in there because I can have an app open with LB faster than I can take my hand off the keyboard and put it on the mouse.